16mm film, mute, 12 minutes, looped
Commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow, for the exhibition ‘What Makes You and I Different’
The film documents the artist walking through ‘Fergusons’ shipyard in Port Glasgow, where Stanley Spencer was resident during the second world war. It is made with a high-speed film camera, which adopts the point of view of a disembodied eye floating above the shipyard warehouse. As the camera tracks the work floor from on high, all sense of scale is lost, and the space seems alternately transformed into a small maquette,a British abstract painting, or a Ben Nicholson relief.